A 25-year-old member asked:
How do i know if i have mitral valve prolapse?
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Cardiology 46 years experience
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Cardiology 16 years experience
Someone tells you: Very rarely do people know they have this on their own. It can occasionally be associated with racing or skipped heart beats, but that's nonspecific. A doctor may order an ultrasound of your heart to show this clearly. Listening with a stethoscope can provide clues, but few doctors can tell prolapse clearly from other diagnoses based on that alone.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Can I have mitral valve prolapse, how can I know?
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Cardiology 28 years experience
Probably wouldn't: Mitral valve prolapse is a condition that has been overdiagnosed and most times has no bearing on a person's life unless it is significant. In some cases, it is associated with atypical chest pain and palpitations.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?
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Cardiology 39 years experience
Mitral valve prolaps: I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-)
when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significant leakage of the valve. This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe...
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?
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Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhythm disturbances. So it really depends on the severity of the problem. Fortunately, most cases are relatively benign. We used to routinely give antibiotics prior to dental and other procedures, but that is no longer recommended.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What are some major signs of mitral valve prolapse and how would i know if I have it?
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Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
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A 42-year-old member asked:
How do you find out you have mitral valve prolapse?
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General Practice 31 years experience
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